Jim Murphy is a fourth-generation San Franciscan whose family originally arrived in the city in the 1850s in covered wagons. For this episode of Storied: San Francisco, hear Jim (above, second from left, photo taken circa 1960) talk about the early days of Muni's "Man of the Month" program, life in and around Upper Noe Valley Playground, a.k.a., Day Street Park, and other San Francisco stories from the 1950s and '60s.
Jim is part of the Chance to Excel Foundation, a non-profit set up to support kids with learning differences in the arts and in sports. Contact the foundation here.
Jim and I recorded this podcast in September 2017 at Il Fornaio in Burlingame, California.